Oct 10, 2012 4:00am EDT
cutting steve ballmer's annual salary. microsoft stock -- there we go. apologies about that. meanwhile, walmart is holding its annual analyst meeting today near its headquarters. the retailer is expected to brief them on numerous topics, including expansion of its smaller store format and providing profits overseas. investors will also be listening for comments on the bribery allegations at its walmart to mexico unit. the company has also been confronting walkouts in eight cities but the numbers have been relatively small. kelly. >> thanks for that, ross. apple has a pretty loyal customer base, perhaps none stronger than in teenagers. 40% of teens own and iphone. 44% own a tablet with the ipad make up three quarters of those devices. kids who plan to buy a new tablet, 43% say they'd be more likely to go with apple if it starts selling a smaller ipad and it's expected to do so sometime this fall. tell us what you think about the loyalty to apple. is it a sign perhaps of saturation? what's it mean for competitors? you can e-mail us here or tweet us. you can also reach us directly. ross?